Wednesday, Celebrate Halloween in the Hudson Valley

Pound Ridge Fire Department is holding Halloween Haunted House. Bedford, Lewsiboro supervisors recommending exercising safety or postponing Halloween celebrations all together. If you dress up at home today, don't forget about Patch's Hallowee

Updated Wednesday 11 a.m.

Pound Ridge Fire Department Haunted House (80 Westchester Ave. Pound Ridge): Get spooked at the Fire Department's annual attraction—today from 6 to 8 p.m.

Grand Prix Halloween Party (333 N. Bedford Rd., Mount Kisco): Halloween revelers of all ages are invited to Grand Prix's Halloween party from 3 to 10 p.m. today. If you come in costume, you will receive one hour of bowling (with shoe rental) or one "Arrive & Drive Race" with day membership at $10/person. There will be complimentary treat bags and arcade cards for all kids. Also check out the costume contest, face painting and a spooky photo booth.

Danbury Fair Mall Trick-or-Treating (7 Backus Ave. Danbury, CT): If you are up for traveling a little farther from home today, there will be trick-or-treating from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Danbury Fair Mall for kids 12 and under.

D.A.R.E. Halloween (Joseph G. Caputo Community Center — 95 Broadway Ossining): Kids are invited inside to enjoy treats and games from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight as trick-or-treating is discouraged in the Town of Ossining.

Gymboree Halloween Open Gym (450 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale): Gymboree is open until 4 p.m. today and is open for free to the public. Bring your little ones in costumes for some out-of-house playtime, including parachute and bubble activities. For kids ages 0-5 and their guardians.

Aunt B's Costume Contest (325 Route 100, Somers or 351 Manville Rd., Pleasantville): Visit either Aunt B's Yogurt Bar location today with your costume on and enter to win gift certificate prizes of up to $100. Aunt B's staff will snap your photo and share it on the website. Voting will be open from November 6 to 10. Three prizes at each location will be awarded.

SpOOktacular with Sarah Knapp & Steve Alper (The Winery at St. George — 1715 E. Main St., Mohegan Lake): This adult-geared event at The Winery at St. George features scary songs, treats, blood red wine tastings and two sets with a 15-minute intermission. Doors open for dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for stage seating and $15 general admission. Visit www.thewineryatstgeorge.com for ticket sales and more information.

Trick-or-Treat at the Warner Library (121 N. Broadway, Tarrytown): The Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow library is offering "trick-or-treat stations" at every desk all day today. Stop by in your costume and a candy bag to pick up some treats.

First story: Officials Recommend Postponement of Halloween

It's dejá vu for kids in Katonah, Lewisboro, Bedford and Pound Ridge: A powerless Halloween.

Should locals stay home from trick-or-treating?

Peter Parsons, Lewisboro's supervisor, thinks so. "The Town urges its residents to postpone celebration of Halloween until after the emergency has ended," was the latest bulletin posted by his office to the town's emergency website. 

Bedford Supervisor Lee Roberts said it will be very dangerous to trick-or-treat.

"We have had little progress with NYSEG," she said. "I cannot cancel Halloween but I hope people will realize that safety is the top priority. NYSEG has yet to dedicate a crew to our municipality so we cannot remove trees without the electricity being turned off first."

The Halloween Parade in Bedford Village scheduled for Wednesday has been cancelled.

The Bedford Hills Free Library has cancelled its Halloween parade and hopes to reschedule for next week.

After three days in a row of kids home from school, maybe no one's in the mood anymore for the "real" Halloween. 

The Greenwich Village parade in Manhattan has been cancelled for the first time in its 39 year history, reported New York Public Radio, saying that the NYPD could not sacrifice that many officers at such a crisis time.

Finally, there is a really indoors option: put the kids to bed early and watch some Movies Made Here.

Remember Patch is still having a contest costume you can submit your photos to and enter to win $5,000. So if you put on your costumes at home today, snap photos and share them on Patch. Details here.

Are you going to go trick-or-treating? Let us know in the comments.

Lisa Buchman (Editor) October 30, 2012 at 09:16 PM
The town of Pound Ridge said they were going to make the call on Wednesday on whether to postpone trick-or-treating. On Tuesday, they are still urging residents to not drive after sundown, because of the numerous trees and wires still blocking roads.
Laura Beth Kerr Gilman October 31, 2012 at 01:44 AM
Again?! This seems like a cruel joke. As for postponing trick or treating, I guess we could be up for Novemberween (again), but when would it be -- This Saturday? Will we have power by then?
Laura Beth Kerr Gilman October 31, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Governor Christie of NJ has declared a statewide postponement of trick-or-treating (date TBD).... It would be nice if NY State's affected areas could come to a consensus ....though I guess that thought might be considered ridiculous, by some, considering all of the emergencies and power restoration organizing our state's officials are currently in the middle of.... though not ridiculous, at all, when we consider how many of us have children, have grandchildren or are CURRENTLY children, in our area....
Lisa Buchman (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Bedford PD just sent out another alert advising against neighborhood trick-or-treating: "Dozens of roads are impassable and there are many electrical lines down that have not yet been rendered safe by the electric utility companies. Although many families observe Halloween by Trick-or-Treating, this activity should be considered extremely hazardous due to the storm and is not recommended for the following reasons: A state of emergency is in effect prohibiting unecessary travel; No electricity means no street lights and it is extremely dangerous to walk in the dark, there are electrical wires and debris on the ground. Both are difficult to detect in the dark.
Lisa Buchman (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 06:34 PM
The Bedford Hills Library announced they hope to reschedule their parade until next week.
Mom of 4 October 31, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Any news from KLSD? Really hope they wise up and just cancel school for the rest of the week! It would at least give some people the info they need to head out of town if they can!
Lisa Buchman (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 08:05 PM
I've reached out to the Superintendent to ask.
Beth Karawan Craig November 02, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Have there been any updates if/when Halloween trick or treating will be rescheduled? Or are we calling the whole thing off this year???
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